Directorate of Research Support, Kenyatta UniversityP.O Box 43844-00100 Nairobi.4th Floor, Central Administration Complex, Office No. 405 Tel.: +254(20)8714054;Mobile +254714223722Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.CC email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
IntroductionWelcome to the Directorate of Research Support at Kenyatta University. The Directorate’s purpose is to support researchers at Kenyatta University to conduct high quality research that is relevant to societal needs and competitive globally. Research is one of the key focus areas at KU that powers innovation, support academic activities, generates revenue, and enhances relevance and visibility of the university.
KU has enormous potential for high quality research in the large number of qualified staff in diverse areas of specialization, modern infrastructure and facilities, and strong collaborations established globally. The Directorate’s goal is to harness the potential through implementation of skills development activities and promoting best practices in grant writing and management, among other activities.
Dr. Maina MwangiDirector
Research Support & Dissemination
Propel Kenyatta University to leadership in research productivity through effective grants acquisition and research capacity development.
To develop KU’s research capacity and competitiveness for external grants funding.
Specific mandatesSource for and provide information on funding sources and requirements.Organize and conduct proposal writing workshops. Coordinate the development of large, multi-disciplinary university research proposalsCoordinate internal review of grant applications in response to funding announcementsOversee reporting of research progress and funder satisfaction on project completion. Coordinate the establishment of university research skills and capacity inventoriesOrganize training to update staff knowledge and skills on research methods. Building research capacity of academic staff to enhance teaching and supervision of postgraduate students.Develop and strengthen research partnerships nationally and internationallyWork closely with directorates, departments, schools & colleges to enhance research in KU.
Guiding principlesTo promote ethical conduct in research and inspire trust and confidence the Directorate will: Uphold openness, honesty, objectivity and accountability. Protect and treat with the necessary care all information of a confidential nature.Act with fairness, transparency, and impartiality.
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